A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) and Rotary – a social organization. Under the Memorandum of Understanding, audio visual materials will be created for students from 1st to 12th class across India. Content will be available through television and online platforms.
Content will be created based on the NCERT curriculum. The main goal is to provide content for the economically weaker sections who have no access to the Internet. Earlier, students complained that most of the content online was in English.
Under the MoU, the modules will be broadcast on NCERT’s twelve national television channels for grades 1-12. The modules will also be available through GOI’s national mobile app, DIKSHA.
At the launch, the HRD Minister said that it has become our duty to protect our children against coronavirus and this initiative will help keep them safe and on track. “While we have not reached out to every child in India, the ministry’s efforts continue,” he said.
Nishank added, “Although NCERT books are available in 15 languages through initiation and self, one of the largest online education portals, the ministry has partnered with television networks and radio channels to reach out to students in remote corners of India.”
The HRD Minister has asked parents and teachers to send their suggestions on curriculum reduction in the coming academic year.